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Vanessa Bayer
Date of Birth: November 14, 1981
Years on SNL: 2010-present

Vanessa Bayer (born November 14, 1981), is a Cleveland native, American actress and comedienne who joined the cast of Saturday Night Live in September 2010.

Bayer was hired to join the cast of Saturday Night Live as a featured player for the show's 36th season. Prior to joining SNL, she performed improvisational comedy at Chicago's ImprovOlympic, Annoyance Theater, and Second City. She had previously appeared in a commercial for Blue Cross/Blue Shield,[1] and had auditioned for the Planters commercial "cashew perfume," but was not chosen[2] (it eventually aired during Super Bowl XLII).

Bayer was nominated for a 2014 American Comedy Award for her work on SNL.



  • Addi "News Flash" Sweeney
  • KCA'S hostess Jesse Kerk-Fatone
  • Jacob
  • Kaddafi's best friend from growing up
  • Karen
  • Melanie (Supermarket Spree contestant)
  • Ms. Meadows
  • Rosa
  • Pippa
  • Rebecca Stern-Marcowitz-san
  • Toni
  • Richard the third's best friend growing up.
  • Laura Parsons
  • Ex porn star sales lady


SNL CareerEdit

  • 2010-2012: Featured Player
  • 2012-Present: Repertory Player


  • Because of the Season 40 intro, she is wearing her green two piece dress she wore from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.
  • Vanessa's brother Jonah appears with her in the live-action opening sequences from season 36 and season 40.


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